The resources below can supplement your AP CSP instruction. Please note that some of these resources may not have been endorsed by College Board.*
Curricula from College Board–Endorsed Providers
Adopt innovative AP CSP curricula—with preapproved syllabi, lesson plans, formative assessments, and professional development—delivered by educational organizations that are endorsed by College Board. Teachers who adopt one of these out-of-the-box solutions do not need to design a syllabus from scratch.
*For the resources that have not been endorsed, College Board makes no warranty, express or implied, that the resources are accurate or the use of such resources will accomplish the intended result.
Whether you’re teaching in person or online, these free, flexible online resources can keep your class on pace throughout the year.
AP Classroom offers teachers flexible resources to support instruction.
Sign in to AP Classroom and explore these resources:
AP Daily videos are short, searchable instructional segments you can:
- assign to students before or after class to maximize time for discussion.
- assign alongside topic questions to address misunderstandings.
- encourage students to take advantage of on their own, on mobile devices or computers.
- track to see which students are watching each video in each class.
Topic questions are formative questions to check student understanding as you teach. Assign topic questions to reveal student misunderstandings and target your lessons.
The question bank is a searchable database of real AP questions. You can:
- find topic questions and practice exam questions, indexed by content and skills.
- search for any question, passage, or stimulus by text or keyword.
- create custom quizzes that can be assigned online or on paper.
Sign in to AP Classroom to access AP Daily.
- Made for any learning environment, AP teachers can assign these short videos on every topic and skill as homework alongside topic questions, warm-ups, lectures, reviews, and more.
- AP students can also access videos on their own for additional support.
Videos are available in AP Classroom, on your Course Resources page.
AP Daily Instructors
Expert AP teachers across the country can support your course virtually:
- Lead teacher: Daniel Bonarigo, Riverside Brookfield High School, Riverside, Ill.
- Angelina Dominguez, Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, Nev.
- Catherine Medina-DeVilliers, T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, Va.
- Bradley Bearden, Dadeville High School, Dadeville, Ala.
- Jaeson Han, Abington Senior High School, Abington, Pa.
- Jamila Mitchell, Evans High School, Orlando, Fla.
- Sandy Czajka, Riverside Brookfield High School, Riverside, Ill.
- Julie Alano, Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers, Ind.
The Faculty Lectures are available on the AP Classroom Course Resources page, under Overview, as well as YouTube.
Computer Science Recruitment Strategies
Get additional tips for encouraging all students—including those in traditionally underrepresented groups—to enroll in computer science courses.
CSP Recruitment Toolkit
Explore our collection of videos and downloadable resources to share with students, families, and educators to explain the benefits of the course.
From College Board
Webinars for Teachers
Learn more about the value and structure of AP CSP, how to teach it, professional learning opportunities, and best practices in course implementation.
TI AP CSP Resources
Texas Instruments’ 10 Minutes of Code activities for the TI-84 Plus family and TI-Nspire CX and CX II graphing calculators is a series of free resources that feature Python and TI BASIC, both accessible programming languages, to introduce the basics of coding to students using the technology that they are familiar with from their math courses.
Ethical Use of the Computer
Three lessons that promote discussion of computer ethics and unethical practices that involve technology.
Online Courses for AP CSP Instruction
Beauty and Joy of Computing
In this five-day summer course, in-person and online, teachers collaboratively design and create visual, interactive Snap! programs, balanced with critical reflection on the impacts of computing.
Code.org offers intensive professional learning with a focus on equity and inclusion for teachers new to computer science. Both in-person and virtual options are available.
CS Matters offers online and in-person workshops and an online community to support teachers throughout the academic year.
A self-paced, 40-hour online program for new and experienced teachers focuses on foundational computing topics, curricular components, and strategies for successful course implementation.
Mobile CSP offers hybrid or online professional learning in immersion (50-hour) or extended (100-hour) formats taught by experienced master teachers with support during the academic year.
UTeach Computer Science
Engaging professional learning workshops followed by on-demand support throughout the year ensure that both new and experienced teachers are successful with project-based curriculum from UTeach CS.
Through this online, self-paced 24-hour course, new and experienced teachers learn to facilitate a rigorous, yet fun game-design curriculum to implement in their classrooms.
Teacher Partner Instruction
Teachers from various backgrounds work in partnership with TEALS volunteers to learn how to teach computer science and team-teach computer science classrooms, as well as to build a computer science program.
Supporting Students with Disabilities
Developed by teams at the University of Washington and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in partnership with many of the current National Science Foundation computing education grantees, the AccessCSforAll curriculum uses Quorum programming language, is based on the Code.org AP Computer Science Principles curriculum, and is designed to be accessible to students with disabilities. (Note: College Board does not make any claims regarding the suitability or accessibility of the curriculum.)
Supporting Instruction of Canadian Teachers
CodeTrain’s AP CSP curriculum and professional learning program is suited particularly to AP CSP teachers in Canada, as it presents provincial curriculum connections. The curriculum includes daily lesson plans, assignments, classroom activities, and examples of student work, but it’s adaptable to individual teachers’ goals. The professional learning is approachable for teachers at all levels of experience, focusing on Processing and Java languages to allow for flexibility. Find out more about CodeTrain’s offerings.
CS Education Week
Computer Science Education Week
Computer Science Education Week is an annual program (the first week in December) dedicated to inspiring K–12 students to take interest in computer science. Visit the organization’s website to explore resources for students and teachers.
Computer Science Education Week Carnival Event
This updated resource guides teachers through planning a “Computer Science Carnival” for Computer Science Education Week. It includes instructions and resources for 12 accessible activities that will create excitement in elementary and middle school students for learning computational thinking skills.
From Your AP Colleagues
Online Resources Recommended by AP Teachers
A list of online resources recommended by your fellow AP Computer Science Principles teachers.